Not only does La Salle offer students the opportunity to grow individually and as a community, we also offer many opportunities for our young men to put their faith into action. La Salle does NOT have mandatory service hours for our students. Rather, service is seen as part of the fabric of our Christian community and a responsibility, not a requirement of each member of that community. Freshmen and sophomores are introduced to this spirit of service early on through their Branch-Out Day. In this day of service, the entire freshmen or sophomore class, volunteers at a local service organization. However, they do not do this alone. In addition to a faculty chaperone, their father or other significant male is invited to share in the experience, thereby providing a visible example.
The cornerstone of our service program, however, is our on-going service projects. Students can participate in a variety of service projects seven days a week. Whether tutoring a grade school student; serving a meal to a person on the streets; spending time with the elderly or disabled; or more, there is an opportunity for everyone. These projects are directed by faculty and staff and include transportation and supervision.
In addition, our Lasallian Service Corps is a group of over fifty students who lead our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other seasonal drives. They work through homerooms to generate interest and spirit in our service program.
Finally, when the school year ends, our service program does not. Last summer, over 200 students participated in one of seven service immersion programs. Groups of students, faculty and staff traveled near and far to not only serve those in need, but to learn about their culture and reflect on their own faith. This past summer La Salle students volunteered in Philadelphia, Kentucky, New Orleans, Arizona, Montana, and Bolivia.
For a more detailed description of our service programs, please click on the link below or navigation toll bar to the left.